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Old 10-11-2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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changed distro's, having trouble with mounting old partition

i just changed from mandriva le 2005 to ubuntu 5.04

i probably messed up during the install stage, so when ubuntu loads up, i am without my old partition.

the partition i want is called hda6

i edited my fstab to include /dev/hda6 (cause it shows up under /dev), and the mount point was at /home .

when i rebooted and tried to login, /home/dimarco couldn't be found. i went into failsafe terminal mode, and i could see all my old data, but couldn't log in to gnome.
since then i changed the mount point to something else, everything went back to normal except for the fact that i still can't get to hda6 anymore.

how do i get hda6 to be accessed from gnome?

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda1       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hda6       /homed           ext3
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
theres my fstab. everything o the line /dev/hda6 i added myself(without really knowing what i was doing)

any ideas?
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/dev/hda6   /homed     ext3  owner,users,rw   1     2
try this..........
Old 10-11-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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okay, i tried that...where would i be looking for the /homed stuff?

should i change it to /home? or will ubuntu still not be able to find my account?
Old 10-12-2005, 05:33 AM   #4
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As I understand it, at the moment, your system is looking for a mount point called /homed on the /dev/hda6 - if thats just a typo then change it, as you probably originally had it as /home. A single letter typo _WILL_ make a difference - especially when it comes to what is seen from the fstab and the system mounting the respective partitions etc.


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